Heating and Water control are fundamentals of any house. Smart control of these functions can make a real difference to your living environment and the way you use it. More importantly, smart heating and hot water control gives you a fine level of control over your heating systems and the energy they use.
Did you know that nearly 50% of the CO2 emissions produced by the UK come from heating (and cooling) in buildings?
Did you know that 66% of the energy we use in a typical UK home is used for space heating, and a further 16% is used for heating hot water?
A Smart Heating control system allows you to precisely monitor how your heating is being used and allow you to fine tune timings and set-points on a zone-by-zone basis to ensure your comfortable environment is maintained while eradicating wasteful usage at certain times of the day. Settings can be saved as "Lifestyles" giving you the ability to change the settings for all the different zones in the house with a single command.
If you travel a lot or are planning for a second home, the ability to contact your house remotely and tell it exactly how you'd like it to be when you arrive there is just a really practical feature. We work with systems where by sending a text message or accessing a web page, our clients can close the curtains, turn on their heating, make sure they're going to be able to have a nice relaxing hot bath - all from hundreds of miles away.
This ability to communicate has other benefits too. Imagine a house that can inform you of an alarm being triggered, a smoke sensor going off, a water sensor detecting a flood and reacting to that information by shutting off your mains water. As with all systems we use, heating need not be a technological island. We use both web interfaces and AMX control to access all elements of heating and hot water control.
iPhone interface for Sensible Heat Web Manager
Domestic Building Services Compliance Guide - 2010 Edition